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    Where does it begin? I would like to take a look @ it
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    So, for us newbies, can you elaborate on what "done" means? Does this mean its been flagged or the trail is rideable? I would love to get some more details and I am wanting to help when its needed.

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    Update

    Hey Guys,
    Sorry for the late follow up. Jose & I spent about 4 hours just walking and mapping ruff borders and found good opportunity even using some deer trail. We are still setting park boundaries and establishing some single track/double track that exists to include or roll off of as connectors. This will take some time, but hope to being flagging just after new years with work days and initial corridor cutting in phase 1 maybe January/February. This is subjective until we have the layout approved/walked/tweaked. Very exciting and will be a very cool flow. Not too much rolling transition, but good opportunities to offer something for most all users. Phase one looks to be a 2 mile loop transition to a 3 mile back loop. Phase 2 will add another 3 miles, maybe more as we determine usable park property and then POSSIBLE (?) adjacent development green space. Early estimate offer 8+ miles total, but more finite details will follow.

    If you want to be more involved, PLEASE let us know by emailing me ( trails@sorbamidtn.org ) or Jose ( advocacy@sorbamidtn.org ) .

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    Sweet! This trail will probably get me back into riding since it is so close to my house. I am literally 5 minutes away using just back roads. Perfect for an after work ride.

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    Any updates, schedules, time frames, etc?

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    update

    We meet with Metro on Monday regarding several area opporntunities. Flagging on can ridge will continue over the next few weeks. We will set up a tentative timeline for phase 1 corridor, but will not start until we get a green light from Parks.
    Will update with more sound plans on the calendar on Monday night. We have several volunteers and eager to get started.

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    This is great!

    I was just about to post my yearly "There are no trails near Murfreesboro" post when I saw this and realized this will be less than 30 minutes from my house.

    Thanks to everyone for making this happen! I'll be on the lookout for any calls for volunteers.

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    Has anything new happened with the trail? Have we gotten the green light?
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    Moving foward

    Quote Originally Posted by deltakosmo12 View Post
    Has anything new happened with the trail? Have we gotten the green light?
    We are in the site assessment stage and doing a bit of flagging on the trail. We will complete phase one and submit the layout to Metro for approval to move forward with trail corridor clearing. We hope to make that step happen by March 1st, but share a timeline in the next week after the planning meeting. Sorry we don't have the full timeline yet, but we want to be riding this trail this year.

    Jose will continue to share and we will post a work day schedule as those details come together.

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    where do the flags start? I would love to take a look.
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    I went out and found the flags, is there any significance to the different colors of ribbon? It looks great! I walked the area at the end of the park on the left near the ponds. Is there more anywhere else?
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    Jose, I can get out and help this weekend. Lemme know if there is anything going on w/Cane Ridge. Thanks!
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    Quote Originally Posted by deltakosmo12 View Post
    I went out and found the flags, is there any significance to the different colors of ribbon? It looks great! I walked the area at the end of the park on the left near the ponds. Is there more anywhere else?
    Some areas we simply ran out of that color. Others just denote avoiding overlap. Yesterday's walk through had to be postponed, but we hope to set timeline for cutting corridor very, very soon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dirtdog View Post
    Your a cruel man to taunt us with ribbons for a new trail!
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    I cannot wait for this trail. This is so close to my house I'll be able to ride after work! I do have a feeling we might have trouble with dirt bikes and atv's though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mbogosia View Post
    I cannot wait for this trail. This is so close to my house I'll be able to ride after work! I do have a feeling we might have trouble with dirt bikes and atv's though.
    We brought the ATV issue to the attention of Parks and will post signs with reference to fines as well as what is park property. There will be some other behavior corrections out there as well.

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    So can we get a definitive answer on when/if this is a go? Let's start cutting some trail.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Uzzi View Post
    So can we get a definitive answer on when/if this is a go? Let's start cutting some trail.
    We had to re-schedule the walk through with Metro due to snow last Thursday. Will be out next week and then move forward with work day schedule. Green light coming soon!

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    Quote Originally Posted by dirtdog View Post
    We had to re-schedule the walk through with Metro due to snow last Thursday. Will be out next week and then move forward with work day schedule. Green light coming soon!
    Please contact me as I'd like to be apart of that. Thanks!

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    I would like to help too!! Its a whole 5.3 miles from my house!

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    I notice this thread hasn't been updated in a couple months. What is the progress on this trail? I live like 1-2 miles from here.

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    Any updates?
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    Quote Originally Posted by overender View Post
    Any updates?
    I sent Jose a message a few weeks ago. here is the response.. I can literally see the softball fields from my house. I'd love to be able to ride a trail at this park.

    "We are in continued discussions with Metro Parks about the timeline to start building the 1st Phase that is just over 2 miles long. We have been given approval for the current layout, but we have further discussions to conclude before we can start building.

    I will keep you posted as we move closer and thanks so much for your interest in helping with the buildout. It is going to be a GREAT trail...

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    Cool, thanks for the update! I'll be there to help too, guess, I'll just sit and wait impatiently
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    Here is the update email that i got from Darryl this morning. It looks like work is starting soon!..


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    Hello SORBA Volunteers!

    We have the green light from Metro Parks to proceed with Cane Ridge Mountain Bike Trail, Phase 1-A. FIRST...The 2.2 miles of flagged trail will undergo some slight changes and we are planning a few consecutive work and training days. YOU will be a vital part of this training and construction, so please stay tuned. Initial corridor will be set as we prepare for key work days in August and September. Phase 1-B will add an additional 4 to 5 miles, while planning/concept for Phase 2 continues. More details will be offered soon and will include more design plans and total mileage expected for the entire project.

    Please be prepared to spend 4-6 hours on a few upcoming Saturday/Sunday trail construction weekends. If you have friends to invite, please have them complete the form at: http://sorbamidtn.org/volunteer-reso...ge-supporters/

    When the work dates and training is announced, we will include an RSVP (invite) in order to plan our scope of work and ensure the proper amount of tools, supplies and crew leaders.

    If you have questions or ideas, please contact us at trails@sorbamidtn.org

    THANKS!

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    I'd be willing to come out and help. I can't really fill out the form because I don't live in that district though...

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    Quote Originally Posted by kakemono View Post
    I'd be willing to come out and help. I can't really fill out the form because I don't live in that district though...
    District is not a required field. I completed one and just left it blank
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    Quote Originally Posted by kakemono View Post
    I'd be willing to come out and help. I can't really fill out the form because I don't live in that district though...
    same here... i live in rutherford county about 2 miles from that park. I signed up anyway a couple of months ago.
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    SORBA volunteers, Carolyn, Jose, Jim Van Vleet and I worked 8/6 adjusting flagging on blue, and yellow trail (on Darryl's map). Then on Sunday 8/7, Darryl, Jose, Jim and I worked another 5 hours adjusting trail alignment. We have about 1 mile pretty final, ready for brush cutting. Sorry this is so slow, but this stage takes some time. We will soon have a work day to do brush cutting, followed by pin flagging. Watch for announcement. We are going to need lots of help.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kindacreeky View Post
    SORBA volunteers, Carolyn, Jose, Jim Van Vleet and I worked 8/6 adjusting flagging on blue, and yellow trail (on Darryl's map). Then on Sunday 8/7, Darryl, Jose, Jim and I worked another 5 hours adjusting trail alignment. We have about 1 mile pretty final, ready for brush cutting. Sorry this is so slow, but this stage takes some time. We will soon have a work day to do brush cutting, followed by pin flagging. Watch for announcement. We are going to need lots of help.

    thanks for the update. I can come out to work on this almost any day. I can see that park from my house and drive by it twice a day going to and from work.
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    did more flag adjusting on 8/14. Got most of the flagged trail into what I consider a nice alignment. some beautiful big trees in there. Requested approval from Parks to do some rough brush cutting. Since alignment changed, they may want to take another look.
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    I'm in when you guys ready. I'll watch the posts...

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    The more notice the better on the work days, we're coming into fall riding season, great riding and camping weather, football games and trying to get lots of riding in before the cold and wet sets in and the time change seems to consume all of my time in the fall!

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    We will try to give as much notice as possible about future trail days....

    I am just so glad that we have go ahead to actually start working on this so early in the year...

    The process up to this point has been A LOT of meetings with Metro Parks, walkthroughs on site with Metro Parks, guidelines to avoid big legacy trees, avoiding too much fall line on trail design, brainstorming on flow without high-fiving and trying to avoid multiple waterflows that come into the area of Cane Ridge called Phase 1....whew....the SORBA board has put in MAJOR volunteers hours into this one and the other 2 parks that are slated on the board (Bells Bend and Percy Warner)

    Thank you so much to our SORBA Members....we are working on all of this for YOU!!

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    Met with Jose and Jim Van Vleet (SORBA Mid TN President) Sunday morning at Cane Ridge. We thought we were going to get some time in brush cutting and pin-flagging, but we used up our morning walking the proposed trail alignment, trying to adjust so that trails are not too close together, and trying to open up some turns.

    You guys are not going to believe these trees back in there. I have never seen bigger and older trees anywhere around mid TN. They are 4 ft dia. and 75 ft straight up to the first limb. Oaks, hickory, and lots of maples. Even some huge hackberry. This place is absolutely gorgeous. We are so fortunate that Metro Parks is letting us build a trail in these woods.

    I know I said this last week, but I feel good about the alignment for what we are calling Phase 1. The next step is to brush cut a 6 ft wide corridor and mark the exact alignment with pin flags. Then we will be ready for volunteers. Much of this Phase 1 trail is going to be rake and ride, with some stob digging. There is definitely some bench cut areas, but not too much yet. So should build pretty fast, with some good help.
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    Darryl, Stephen Waid, and I met out at the trail and worked all morning on Sunday 8/28. My little brush cutter refused to cooperate but Stephen used my big machine, and Darryl used the big SORBA brush cutter to cut corridor all morning. I helped with chainsaw and other support. We got about maybe 1/2 mi cut out and ready for pin flagging. Will announce a work day for September soon. This first part will be mostly sapling removal, raking, and de-stobbing. small amount of benching will be needed.
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    watch out for the poison ivy............. I wasn't actively watching for it, but have some on my arms. will probably wear a long sleeve shirt next time. 8)
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    After dealing with Shutes - a must have for this and the PWP trail (for the "12 tall honey suckle") is a good set of Weedwrenches. I'd recommend getting about 3, with 2 mediums and one large. They aren't cheap, but they are well worth it. Beats using a grubbing hoe. The COE has loaned us several. One good sized person can pull a privette or honey suckel bush in about 10 to 15 seconds. They need to be trimmed to a 1 to 2 ft tall stob first.

    http://www.weedwrench.com/weedwrench/sizes.cfm

    And poison ivy is best dealt with "chemically enhanced" techniques.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TNcaveman View Post
    And poison ivy is best dealt with "chemically enhanced" techniques.

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    darryl said something about trying to get some weedwrenches.

    i think i didn't notice the poison ivy because i was too busy trying to avoid the briars with 1 inch thorns. i have no idea what kind of plant that is. the thorns on that thing averaged an inch long. they are growing 4 or 5 stalks together, straight up, and then flopped over onto other trees.
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    So, what is the deal with only select random people out there working?

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    Stephen asked to help, so I invited him. Hope that is not a problem. I know there are a lot itching to help on this trail. the plan has been to get enough corridor marked, cleared and pin flagged that the club can accommodate a full blown work day. If we have 25 show up, then we need enough trail ready to finish out. We don't want a bunch of folks getting bored while one guy races ahead with a brush cutter. We are looking hard at Sept 25, but not sure yet. PM me and if I need a helper between now and then, I will contact you. We are primarily brush cutting and cutting out some downfall trees.

    PS: Parks is letting us borrow a weed wrench. They said a large. I have never used one, but Darryl asked parks and they agreed to loan us a "large" size. Most saplings we need to wrench are 1.5" and less. Fairly near the road right now, so not too far to carry a heavy tool.
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    Quote Originally Posted by utarch00 View Post
    So, what is the deal with only select random people out there working?
    Good point C. We are just getting some prep work out of the way and setting lines for some large work dates. We will skip this w/e due to holiday, but back out the following w/e. Will send you an email with details. Thanks!

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    No problem, just curious as to who is involved to this point.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kindacreeky View Post
    PS: Parks is letting us borrow a weed wrench. They said a large. I have never used one, but Darryl asked parks and they agreed to loan us a "large" size. Most saplings we need to wrench are 1.5" and less. Fairly near the road right now, so not too far to carry a heavy tool.
    These things are awesome - Montgomery Bell probably did not need one due to the dense woods.

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